International Relations and International Organization
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In this three-year Bachelor's degree programme you will explore political questions on an international level. You will focus on international relations, especially on the role of international organizations.
During the programme, you will approach issues in the field of international relations from three perspectives: political, economic and legal. In addition, you will receive thorough training in a modern foreign language. You will acquire a broad understanding of international relations.
Within the programme you can compile your own profile by choosing a minor. This offers many options to dive into an aspect you may be especially interested in, for example Development Studies. You can also opt for courses at other Faculties or spend a semester abroad.
As the programme is taught in English, a good grasp of the English language is essential!
The Bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Organization is a quota study (numerus fixus). This means that only a limited number of students are accepted every year.
|diplomaBA Internationale Betrekkingen en Internationale Organisatie|
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
|maximum aantal plaatsen: 260|
heeft een honours programma
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
Introduction to International and European Law
Academic Skills for IR
History of International Relations
Statistics for IR
Introduction to Economics
Language Course 1a
Language Course 1b
Language Course 2a
Theory of International Relations
Language Course 2b
Policy and Governance
Language Course 3a
Methodology and Research Practice
Language Course 3b
International Monetary Relations
International Trade Theory
Core Module IRIO and Bachelor Thesis
The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree programme or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, an At work in the Netherlands Minor, a University Minor or a pre-Master's Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormencase study, literature study, colloquium, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
study guidanceIf you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the programme, minors, study abroad and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problem
- SciencesPo (Paris, France), Roma Tre (Rome, Italy), St. Louis (Brussels, Belgium, University of Antwerp (Belgium), Jagiellonian Uitwisselingsprogramma - Europa
- minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden
honours-/excellence program University of Groningen Honours College
The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.
The Honours College consists of a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points on top of the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2017||aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2017|
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8200
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2018|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
|hbo-p||Students with a Dutch 'hbo-propedeuse' diploma need to meet the language requirements mentioned below.|
The IRIO programme is taught in English. Dutch students with a VWO diploma do not need to submit proof of their English proficiency. For other EU candidates, the Admissions Officer will notify you if you need to provide test results. All non-EU candidates will need to provide test results. The minimum level of English proficiency is: TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items. ERK level B2 (preferably C1).
Dutch VWO diploma, a German Abitur, an International Baccalaureate diploma (minimum score: 26), a European Baccalaureate or another diploma that is sufficient for acceptance to a Dutch university.
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||167||collegegeldop basis van € 2006 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
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|?||eerstejaars gestart in 2012|
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|28510||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
ClioClio is the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen. Clio has 1200 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch faculty of Arts.
MitranyMitrany is the Alumni Network for all graduated students of International Relations and International Organization.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Casper de Boer
IRIO is not just a single subject as such, but rather a mosaic of different disciplines
Hi there! I’m Casper de Boer, a second-year IRIO student. I’m also following the UG’s Bachelor’s Honours College programme. This year, I am also the Editor-in-Chief of Checks&Balances, a magazine published by the IRIO study association, Clio. Finally, I am also a student ambassador for the IRIO programme, which means that I spend time trying to give prospective students an inside look at the world of IRIO.
So, how did I end up in Groningen in the first place? Quite spontaneously, actually...
Read more about Casper and why he chose to study IRIO in Groningen.
Questions? Send Casper an email.
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Student Ambassador Melanie Veltman
At the open day I heard about IRIO from a student ambassador, and I was immediately hooked
Hi! My name is Melanie Veltman and I am 19 years old. I originally come from the Achterhoek region, but two years ago I left the countryside to move to the most beautiful city in the Netherlands: Groningen! After the summer I will be starting on my third year at IRIO...
Read more about Melanie and why she chose to study IRIO in Groningen.
Questions? Send Melanie an email.
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This programme combines my interest in history, geography and politics
After finishing school in Hungary, I took a gap year and was looking for programmes that combined my interest in history, geography and politics. The possibility of studying in English, along with the reputation and competitiveness of the university, convinced me to choose IRIO in Groningen.
So far, the programme has lived up to my expectations. The biggest differences between secondary school and university are freedom and self-responsibility. Most of the students in the programme are passionate about their studies...
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This programme helps you understand how a policy should work and how an organizational structure should facilitate this policy
I chose IRIO as I am passionate about making the world a better place. The course units that interested me most were those dealing with policy or theory. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme gives you the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to enter the world of policy-making at an international level.
The IRIO programme helps you understand how a policy should work and how an organizational structure should facilitate this policy...
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Student Ambassador Dylan Bos
The programme is both broad-based and in-depth
It wasn't easy choosing a degree programme. The main problem was that there were too many subjects I thought I'd like to study. I seriously considered Law, International Business, Social Geography, History and Middle Eastern Studies. But then I met some students taking IRIO, a programme I had never really thought about. I took a closer look and knew almost immediately that this was the subject for me. The programme is made up of political, legal and economic course units, making it both broad-based and in-depth. You learn to look at the world through different coloured glasses...
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I want to know what makes the world go round and how to improve it.
Alumnus Felix Neugebauer, Germany
Very accessible and supportive lecturers
I had always been interested in international politics, economics and law with a focus on conflict management and humanitarian action. Since I was eager to study abroad and International Relations is almost exclusively taught at the graduate level in Germany, I decided to enrol on the IRIO Bachelor program at the University of Groningen.
Looking back, I have no doubt that it was the right decision to come to Groningen for my Bachelor studies. What I learnt during my time here has been extremely valuable in terms of both my academic and professional development. In fact, it proved to be a crucial stepping-stone to realize my personal goals. After completing my studies in May 2012, I was fortunate to obtain a scholarship to pursue a Master's degree in Washington, DC and subsequently started working for the UN in the US and the Middle East.
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Experienced and renowned professors supply high quality academic knowledge
I came to Groningen because I was interested in a study program that was not offered at universities in Germany at that time. I knew little about the Netherlands and the Dutch education system, let alone the language. More importantly, I did not know anything about the city that I would call home for the following three years and yet I immediately felt at home..
All of this is of course an important part of the student life in Groningen, but what struck me most about my time here in Groningen was the quality of my academic experience. Experienced and renowned professors supply high quality academic knowledge and ignited my passion for academic research in my field of study. They provided me with important tools and skills that will be very valuable for my future career and personal life. Moreover, learning in a multicultural environment not only enhanced my academic performance; it also changed my view on many study-related topics and led me to become a more tolerant and open-minded person.
Read more about Isabell and her student life in Groningen.
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Studie in cijfersIn deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Brochure job profiles IR graduates | For some examples of where our IR graduates work and the most common job profiles for IR graduates, please check our Careers brochure
Alumni Network Mitrany | We would also like to direct you to the IRIO Alumni Network Mitrany for a survey they conducted among IRIO alumni.
Career Services | The University of Groningen Career Services helps students to prepare for a successful career. You can find out more on what they offer on their website.
current job market
|€ 2323||gemiddeld bruto maandloon|
|50%||kans op een vaste baan|
|38%||kans op een voltijd baan|
|48%||kans op een baan op niveau|
|16%||spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"|
|64%||is tevreden over de studiekeuze|
vergeleken met andere studies
|salaris na 1,5 jaar||slecht|
|kans op een vaste baan||gemiddeld|
|Erasmus||Business Administration||+ basiskennis|
|Universiteit Leiden||Crisis and Security Management||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||East Asian Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Euroculture (EM)||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||European Integration||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Twente||European Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Europese Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Geschiedenis Vandaag||+ 30 EC pre-master|
|Erasmus||Global Business & Sustainability||+ basiskennis|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Global Governance||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Tilburg University||International and European Law||+ aanv. eisen|
|Wageningen University||International Development Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||International Political Economy||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||International Relations and International Organization||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||International Security||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Law and Politics of International Security||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Management van de publieke sector||+ aanv. eisen|
|Wageningen University||Management, Economics and Consumer Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Midden-Oostenstudies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Public Administration||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Twente||Public Administration||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Economics and Governance||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||International and European Governance||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Linking Politics and Policy||+ aanv. eisen|
|Rijksuniversiteit||Religion, Conflict and Globalization||+ motivatiebrief|
|Erasmus||Strategic Management||+ basiskennis|
- internationaal beleidsmedewerker
- internationaal bestuursfunctionaris
- press officer